Predictably hot and buggy this time of year! Camped at Duffy and caught some fish, hiked up the east and middle buttes, skipped the west. The route I ended up taking to the eastern and highest butte went up an easy gully to the ridgeline a bit west of the summit. Had the whole basin and all the gorgeous views to myself. Very thankful to have such beautiful wilderness so close to Missoula!
Three Nice Little Summits Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2009
Jim and I hiked to the Holloway Lake on the 10th, set up camp and climbed the Buttes. During our return to the trailhead, we climbed Sweeney Peak along its west ridge just to make the day more interesting.
"After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, which is the most horrible thing in the world."
--Oscar Wilde on Absinthe